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Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)

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A group of martial arts warriors have only six days to save the Earth from an extra-dimensional invasion.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Liu Kang
... Kitana
... Rayden
... Sonya Blade
... Jax
... Shao-Kahn
... Shinnok (as Reiner Schoene)
... Sindel
... Jade
Deron McBee ... Motaro
... Sheeva
... Nightwolf
... Johnny Cage
John Medlen ... Ermac
... Cyrax / Scorpion / Noob Saibot
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Storyline

Mortal Kombat is an ancient tournament where the Earth Realm warriors battle against the forces of Outworld. Liu Kang and a few chosen fighters fought and defeated the powerful sorcerer Shang Tsung, their victory would preserve the peace on Earth for one more generation. Taking place now where the first movie left off, the Earth realm warriors live a short period of peace when evil forces from another dimension come to invade and wreak havoc on Earth. They are guided by the forces of Outworld leader, Shao Kahn and his generals such as: Motaro, Rain, Ermac, Sheeva and Sindel. Now Liu Kang, Raiden, Jax, Sonya and Kitana must defeat Shao Kahn in six days before the Earth realm merges with the Outworld. Written by Emphinix

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Last time they were fighting for their lives. This time they're fighting for ours. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for non-stop martial arts violence | See all certifications »

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21 November 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mortal Kombat 2  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,771,694, 23 November 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$35,927,406, 8 February 1998

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,449,455
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During a 20th Anniversary screening of the film, Robin Shou revealed that due to a tight budget and shooting schedule, and also because he was pulling double duties as leading man and martial arts choreographer, he was unable to be on set to supervise the fight between Sub Zero and Scorpion and as a result was supposed to be very different rhythmically. Same for the fight scene between Liu Kang and Baraka, where Shou was doubled by Tony Jaa for the majority of the sequence because he was off shooting other scenes simultaneously. See more »

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(at around 53 mins) On the Golden Gate, three green ninjas are creeping on the wall. After Sindel destroyed by Rayden and he is falling into the wall. However, two green ninjas land. Why has the third ninja disappeared? See more »

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Rayden: [narrating] Mortal Kombat is not about death, but rather the preservation of life. Liu Kang and a few chosen fighters from the Earth realm defeated Outworld sorcerer Shang Tsung. According to the rules of Mortal Kombat, their victory preserved the safety of the Earth for one more generation. Our chosen ones were returned to Liu Kang's home on Earth, only to enjoy a brief period of peace... for someone from Outworld has a different point of view.
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Out of respect for the people of Thailand, this motion picture contains no depictions of harm to any sacred Thai structures or simulations thereof. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

I Won't Lie Down (Kombat Mix)
Written by Trever Keith and Scott Shiflett
Performed by Face to Face (as face to face)
Courtesy of A&M Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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Highly watchable crap.
15 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

Yeah its flawed. Its idiotic. It doesn't follow the video game well enough. The acting is the worst you'll ever see anywhere. The fight scenes are pathetic and the choreography is even worse than its predecessor. The special effects are terrible and worse than you can possibly imagine. The storyline is nonexistent. There are a lot of scenes and parts which make no sense whatsoever. But at no point is it ever boring. So it is highly watchable despite being a piece of crap. If you be a fan of the MK franchise or are expecting a good movie, watch it to see how bad a movie can get, just for education. It does however take a special kind of talent to ruin a franchise and movie which already has a good plot in place (refer to the MK video games). This movie's entire cast and crew have that talent and so does a retard called Paul Anderson.


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